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Why Are We Changing Our Game?! - 6 Like(s)
I am 100% against every new rule change that is due to be trialed and introduced into our game. Football has been around for over 100 years and just because of a 'bad' 10-15 years we are all hitting the panic button and making changes that don't improve the game.......they CHANGE the game. I love this sport and I am genuinely worried about its future if these are introduced. I see it as a reflection of modern society.......something is not perfect or going our way in life so let's - ban it, cancel it, change it. Is there any thinking out there similar to me?! I really think a massive full stakeholder involvement is required if rules changes of this magnitude are to be introduced.

DontChangeAThing (National) - 15/11/2018 22:15:43

Wild Geese Hurling Trophy - 3 Like(s)
Outstanding game in Sydney. Both teams and mgt to be applauded for the serious way they took the game and for the quality of the hurling. Also a huge call out to the work and time they spent with local Australia media, Sydney morning herald and Daily Telegraph (both ran articles) plus Fox Sports. Fox Sports showed the game live at 3:30. Great promotion of the game of hurling.

Sliotar99 (National) - 16/11/2018 02:15:14

Former All Ireland Winning Counties Who Might NOT Win An All Ireland Again (Hurling And Football) - 1 Like(s)

Replying To PyatPree:  "In Hurling Kerry and Offaly (sad to see how far down they have gone). In Football Limerick, Wexford and sorry Offaly again"
Don't be counting your chickens boyo - whatever about Liam, I firmly believe I will live to see a Kerry side lift the Munster Cup in Thurles

TheHermit (National) - 15/11/2018 12:29:16

Former All Ireland Winning Counties Who Might NOT Win An All Ireland Again (Hurling And Football) - 1 Like(s)

Replying To PyatPree:  "I wouldn't be betting on it"
Ya, Offaly have gone back something fierce and it is a shame for a county that was very good in both codes. I'd have to agree with you on the Kerry front though. It's a distance for them to have a chance of a Munster title never mind the All Ireland. Unlikely , of that ever happening I'd have to say.

catch22 (National) - 15/11/2018 14:31:33

Question For Hurling Fans - 1 Like(s)

Replying To Whammo86:  "What do you make of the second tier football proposals? It reeks to me of preferential treatment for football. Bar the first number of years after their inception the hurling lower tier competitions have been run off early in the summer. They been gotten out of the way so that they don't impact on the football counties championships. The promotional effort made for these competitions is to my knowledge pretty sparse. I'm very firmly a football man but it still annoys me how hurling is an afterthought on a lot of occasions. Maybe I'm just getting grumpy in my old age."
Strange question to be putting to hurling fans...what do we think of the second tier football proposals. Basically as a hurling man, I don't have any opinion! How football wants to organise itself should be up to football people to decide. If your point is about the second tier football being given more respect and status than its hurling equivalent, yes well that's pretty much inevitable since in most counties where football is weak it is still the no.1 sport whereas there is no county outside the top tier in hurling where hurling is the no.1 sport and it is usually well down the pecking order in terms of participation and interest. But should the McDonagh/Ring/Rackard/Meagher competitions be given more exposure and be promoted better? Absolutely. The finals of these competitions should be curtain raisers to big McCarthy Cup matches. But if county boards in football dominated counties have antipathy or apathy towards hurling within their counties (as many do) then the possibility of promoting the game and giving it a higher status is practically non existent.

PoolSturgeon (National) - 15/11/2018 23:41:34

Why Are We Changing Our Game?! - 1 Like(s)

Replying To DontChangeAThing:  "I am 100% against every new rule change that is due to be trialed and introduced into our game. Football has been around for over 100 years and just because of a 'bad' 10-15 years we are all hitting the panic button and making changes that don't improve the game.......they CHANGE the game. I love this sport and I am genuinely worried about its future if these are introduced. I see it as a reflection of modern society.......something is not perfect or going our way in life so let's - ban it, cancel it, change it. Is there any thinking out there similar to me?! I really think a massive full stakeholder involvement is required if rules changes of this magnitude are to be introduced."
if you love the sport you are bound to realise a change is needed. Obviously, it's not what any of us want but for the game to become exciting to spectators again it needs to change.

allfermanagh (National) - 16/11/2018 08:52:15

Limerick -Dreams An Unforgettable Year DVD - 1 Like(s)

Replying To hamstring:  "Seldom,actually never,have I seen fans as gracious in defeat as the Galway fans were after the final on. August 19. Didn't encounter a single Galway person in the city that night that begrudged Limerick the victory. Along with the win,this is something that will forever stick in my mind. All around Limerick city and county this has been talked about regularly since. For a county that has experienced similar heartbreak to Limerick, it speaks volumes of the Galway fans. Maybe in the not too distant future these two fine teams will cross sticks again and may the best team on the day come out on top."
tis easy be gracious when you have just won a year before! if you had beaten us in 1996,i would have been gracious but absolutely devastated.pretty much as the limerick fans were that day. very rarely are fans not gracious in defeat in my experience!

perfect10 (National) - 16/11/2018 10:17:55